A few news items of possible interest:
* The Pulp Magazines Project has just posted the first several issues of Amazing Stories, including April 1926 – September 1926 and December 1926. Read the classic pulp magazine edited by Hugo Gernsback in all its scanned-in glory, with stories by H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, Murray Leinster, and more.
* The Library of America has announced two forthcoming titles that make me a very happy camper: American Science Fiction – Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s, edited by Gary K. Wolfe (October 2012). Volume 1: 1953–1956 includes 1. Frederick Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth's The Space Merchants, 2. Theodore Sturgeon's More Than Human, 3. Leigh Brackett's The Long Tomorrow, and 4. Richard Matheson's The Shrinking Man. Volume 2: 1956–1958 includes 1. Robert Heinlein's Double Star, 2. Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination, 3. James Blish's A Case of Conscience, 4. Algis Budrys's Who?, and 5. Fritz Leiber's Big Time.
* In more somber news, actor Peter Breck, who portrayed Nick Barkley in Big Valley, died on Monday. I grew up on Westerns, and Big Valley was my childhood favorite. It's sad that such an integral and beloved part of that show is gone forever, but he won't be forgotten.
On a lighter note:
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